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SP.776 / SP.786 Design for Demining, Spring 2005

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Show simple item record Heafitz, Andrew en_US Linder, Benjamin M. en_US
dc.coverage.temporal Spring 2005 en_US 2005-06
dc.identifier SP.776-Spring2005
dc.identifier local: SP.776
dc.identifier local: SP.786
dc.identifier local: IMSCP-MD5-37cd2aec014a6160c17879c64d0361a1
dc.description.abstract Humanitarian Demining is the process of detecting, removing and disposing of landmines. Millions of landmines are buried in more than 80 countries resulting in 20,000 civilian victims every year. MIT Design for Demining is a design course that spans the entire product design and development process from identification of needs and idea generation to prototyping and blast testing to manufacture and deployment. Technical, business and customer aspects are addressed. Students learn about demining while they design, develop and deliver devices to aid the demining community. Past students have invented or improved hand tools, protective gear, safety equipment, educational graphics and teaching materials. Some tools designed in previous years are in use worldwide in the thousands. Course work is informed by a class field trip to a US Army base for demining training and guest expert speakers. This course is sponsored by the National Collegiate Inventors and Innovators Alliance (NCIIA). en_US
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dc.subject SP.776 en_US
dc.subject SP.786 en_US
dc.subject humanitarian demining en_US
dc.subject landmines en_US
dc.subject landmine detection en_US
dc.subject landmine removal en_US
dc.subject landmine disposal en_US
dc.subject landmines in 80 countries en_US
dc.subject 20,000 civilian victims per year en_US
dc.subject MIT Design for Demining en_US
dc.subject product design en_US
dc.subject development process en_US
dc.subject identification of needs en_US
dc.subject idea generation en_US
dc.subject prototyping en_US
dc.subject blast testing en_US
dc.subject manufacture en_US
dc.subject deployment en_US
dc.subject demining community en_US
dc.subject hand tools en_US
dc.subject protective gear en_US
dc.subject safety equipment en_US
dc.subject educational graphics en_US
dc.subject teaching materials en_US
dc.subject field trip en_US
dc.subject US Army base en_US
dc.subject demining training en_US
dc.title SP.776 / SP.786 Design for Demining, Spring 2005 en_US
dc.title.alternative Design for Demining en_US

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